Seattle Judge Upholds YP Opt-Out Registry

A federal judge upheld Seattle's opt-out registry this week for residents who choose not to receive Yellow Pages. U.S. District Court Judge James L. Robart said the city's opt-out ordinance does not violate the Yellow Pages publishers' First Amendment rights.…

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Yelp Joins the Mobile Deals Race

As we keep saying, mobile will represent "Act II" of the exploding deal space. We even have an entire segment of our Deals 3D conference next month devoted to it. It kicks off with a session of heavy hitters including…

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Unpacking our Mobile Local Forecast

Today we released our latest forecast that projects spending on U.S. mobile advertising. The highlight of this particular release is the subset of advertising that will be location targeted. We also break down formats (display, search, SMS), but here I'll…

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Loopt Backs Into Local Deals

The title of this post is meant to convey Loopt's longstanding presence in mobile local, as well as the "reverse" nature of the deals product it launched today with ChompOn. Known as U-Deals, it's a sort of reverse group buying…

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Local Matters Names Higley New CEO

Local Matter has named a new CEO, Tom Higley, who takes the helm at the local search software company following a months-long search. Higley has a deep background in starting up technology companies. According to his LinkedIn profile, Higley was most…

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Shopkick: Now With More Local

Soon after launching v2.0 of its mobile app, Shopkick got a little more local today by extending its mobile in-store rewards program to 1,000 SMBs in 10 U.S. cities. Known mostly for working with big-box chains like Target, Best Buy…

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